18 — 26 Sep 2021
Craft, Interiors & Furniture
The Wrong Shop Projects presents a collection of reworked antique cabinets by FreelingWaters, a collaboration between Dutch artists Gijs Frieling and Job Wouters. Seven extraordinary pieces from the combined talents of a muralist painter and a graphic designer turned calligrapher championing the concept of upcycling.
The Wrong Shop Projects presents the first collection of reworked antique cabinets by FreelingWaters, a collaboration between Dutch artists Gijs Frieling and Job Wouters. Seven extraordinary pieces showcase the combined talents of Frieling, a painter turned muralist, and Wouters, a graphic designer turned calligrapher. Using a palette of vibrant, handmade paint and patterns of marbles, wood, gradients, blocks and two tone dots, each 18th and 19th –century pine cabinet is brought back to life. Painted inside and out with eye-catching colours, the result is a visually stimulating work that makes a striking statement against a world that is dominated by mass produced objects and reproduced images. Rather than bringing new objects into an overcrowded culture, FreelingWaters applies a thin layer to create a complete visual shift in appearance. The collection was born from the artists shared beliefs that colour is not a secondary category but the main entrance gate to the visual world; that painting should not be trial and error but practice and execution; and that gestures are the essential tool a painter has. But most importantly that decorating useful objects or private interiors should not be secondary to fine or autonomous art.